Long Covid Kids in the News 

April 1st 2021

SCARBOROUGH NEWS

 Fran Simpson LCK Co founder is the  Scarborough mum whose children suffered for months from suspected long Covid is helping lead a campaign for more research into the devastating condition

“I want people to be aware that this is a possibility,” she said. “There are some really brilliant doctors and increasingly, because people are seeing children with long Covid now, there is increasing curiosity around it.

“There are people who want to find out more but there are some who want to close it down.”

March 31st 2021

BBC SOUNDS

Sammie explains why we LCK are campaigning for all schools to have CO2 monitors in classrooms. Listen from 3.08

March 18th 2021

DONCASTER FREE PRESS

Little Isabel Walton was just like any other ten-year-old girl, she loved dancing, gymnastics, and even Taekwondo, but that was before Long Covid hit five and half months ago – her official diagnosis only coming recently.

March 11th 2021

THE TELEGRAPH

Christmas morning is one I will never forget. Sitting in A&E with my 16-year-old daughter, Liliana, whose long Covid symptoms had grown so bad she was in constant, excruciating pain and had vomited in the car all the way to the hospital, I hoped that finally something might be done to help her....

February 23rd 2021

BJGP LIFE

Co-founder Fran Simpson writes - LONG-COVID IN CHILDREN – PARENTS AND FAMILIES’ PERSPECTIVES NEED TO BE HEARD

PARENTS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING to obtain help and support, watching their children with persistent symptoms following acute infection with COVID-19. Early on in the pandemic, parents and children felt they were disbelieved by their general practitioners (GPs) as they witnessed an emerging phenomenon.

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February 5th 2021

BYLINE TIMES

Parents of suffering children believe that the Government should run an education campaign to explain that children are at risk. They believe that the Government is not doing so out of a fear it would cause mass panic. But ongoing silence leaves children at risk. 

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February 5th 2021

BBC NEWS

A mum has described how it was "horrendous to watch" as her son and daughter suffered the debilitating effects of so-called long Covid.

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January 19th 2021

Our founder Sammie shares her personal story of Long Covid..

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January 14th 2021

ITV NEWS

Parents of children who have been suffering from the long-term effects of Covid, are calling for greater awareness of its ''terrifying'' impact on children.

16-year-old Liliana, from Lincolnshire, tested positive for the virus in September of last year. After what she thought was a recovery, her health "dramatically" worsened.

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November 20th 2020

Channel 5

Parents need answers, and for that we need research.

Jessica Savage

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October 31st 2020

DAILY MAIL

It's not just adults, now children are being hit by long-term Covid too - despite experts mantra that they're more likely to get hit by a bus than suffer severely from the virus.

April 1st 2021

ADVERTISER TIMES

Head teacher Ian Rix said: “Now we know when the levels aren’t safe, twice we have evacuated children from the classrooms when it has increased to the red level and they haven’t been allowed to return until we have reached the green level.

“This makes the staff and children feel reassured that their learning space is being properly ventilated. I feel happier knowing people are working in a safer environment.”

March 26th 2021

RADIO SOLENT

One year after lockdown LCK founder Sammie speaks to Steve Harris about the Long Covid Kids school pack & shares her concerns about the lasting effects of COVID-19 on children. 

March 16th 2021

THE METRO

Children suffer with long Covid for over eight months on average, a study suggests. 

One in ten parents of the 510 young people surveyed said that their children had returned to previous levels of physical activity. Many also reported a ‘significant prevalence’ of neuropsychiatric symptoms.

February 24th 2021

NEW SCIENTIST

A SERIOUS picture is emerging about the long-term health effects of covid-19 in some children, with UK politicians calling the lack of acknowledgment of the problem a “national scandal”.

  

February 19th 2021

CHANNEL 4 NEWS

About one in ten people with Covid continue to experience symptoms after 12 weeks. There are some who have been experiencing symptoms for almost a year – many unable to work, others, even children, having to use a wheelchair. We’ve been out to meet families wondering when, and if, they or their loved ones will ever get better.

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February 5th 2021

BBC NEWCASTLE RADIO

A mum has described how it was "horrendous to watch" as her son and daughter suffered the debilitating effects of so-called long Covid.

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January 25th 2021

CHANNEL 4 NEWS

Sammie Mcfarland explains why wellbeing must be placed into the heart of education before children return to school.

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January 17th 2021

ITV NEWS

Long Covid: Mum warns about protecting children as her family are still suffering ten months on.

January 15th 2021

THE SUN

A GROWING number of parents say their children are still suffering horrific symptoms linked to COVID-19 months after falling sick, a Sun investigation can reveal.

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December 15th 2020

Vox News 

The many strange long-term symptoms of COVID-19, explained

Lois Parshley.

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November 18th 2020

BBC NEWS

BBC’s Nicola Haseler spoke to members of Long Covid Kids & highlights the need for the NHS to provide Long Covid clinics for children.

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March 31st 2021

BBC SOUTH NEWS

 Why does every school need CO2 monitors in their classrooms?

One headteacher in Hampshire is taking a proactive approach to reducing aerosol transmission & protecting his staff and children using CO2 monitors to monitor the air quality in classrooms.

March 25th 2021

THE CONVERSATION

LCK Co founder Fran Simpson Lecturer in Psychology and Counselling,

Coventry University

co-wrote this article for

The Conversation UK

alongside;

Carolyn Chew-Graham

Professor of General Practice Research, Director of Clinical Academic Training,

Keele University

Amali Lokugamage

Deputy Lead of Clinical and Professional Practice,

UCL Medical School

, and Honorary Associate Professor, UCL

March 13th 2021

THE TIMES

A year ago Isabel Walton competed in dance and gymnastics competitions and was learning martial arts. Now the ten-year-old from Doncaster has to be carried to bed each night as she is too weak to take the stairs. 

February 24th 2021

BYLINE TIMES

The advocacy group Long COVID Kids now has more than 1,700 children as members, and it is growing fast. If we are to assess risk on behalf of children, surely we need to know the prevalence of Long COVID in them and whether it has any detrimental impact on their long-term health?

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February 15th 2021

SKY NEWS

There are now calls for the condition to be recognised as an "occupational disease" for frontline workers - while concerns have been voiced about the long-term effect of the virus on some children.

So what's it like to be struggling with long COVID nearly a year after contracting the virus - and when could the symptoms finally subside?

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February 5th 2021

ITV NEWS

Parents of children suffering from long term effects of Covid call for greater awareness.

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January 22nd 2021

ITV WEST COUNTRY

A mother and her 14-year-old daughter from Dorset say they can now barely get out of bed because of the effects of Long Covid.

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January 2021

BBC RADIO SOLENT

Long Covid & young people. 

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January 14th 2021

PLANET RADIO

Hundreds of children suffering with 'Long Covid'

Paediatricians have warned that hundreds of children are suffering from Long Covid.

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November 25th, 2020

Three Counties Radio

Discussing Long Covid in Children, our reality. 

Nicola Haseler BBC  

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November 17th 2020

BBC LOOK EAST

Parents need answers, and for that we need research.

Nicola Haseler